High (The Cure song)

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"High"
High s.jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Wish
B-side
  • "This Twilight Garden"
  • "Play"
  • "Open"
ReleasedMarch 1992[1]
Format
GenreAlternative pop[2]
Length3:34
LabelFiction
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Cure singles chronology
"Close To Me (Remix)"
(1990)
"High"
(1992)
"Friday I'm in Love"
(1992)

"High" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the lead single from their ninth album Wish in March 1992. The track received mostly positive reviews and was commercially successful, reaching number one on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, number six on the Irish Singles Chart, and number eight on the UK Singles Chart. It found the best commercial success in Portugal, where it peaked at number two, and in Australasia, reaching number five in Australia and number four in New Zealand; it is the band's highest-charting single in both countries.

Critical reception[edit]

An article published by Evening Standard ranked "High" as the 11th-best Cure song, calling its lyrics "dexterous and playful" and describing the song in its entirety as a "lovable thing".[3] Larry Flick of Billboard also gave the song a positive review, calling it "subtle but infectious".[4] Conversely, Michael Gallucci of Diffuser described the song as "kinda blah".[5]

Track listing[edit]

7-inch single[6]

  1. "High" – 3:34
  2. "This Twilight Garden" – 4:43

12-inch single

  1. "High (Higher Mix)"
  2. "This Twilight Garden"
  3. "Play"

Maxi-CD[6]

  1. "High (Single Mix)"
  2. "This Twilight Garden"
  3. "Play"
  4. "High (Higher Remix)"

US CD single[7]

  1. "High (Single Mix)" – 3:34
  2. "Open" – 6:51

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 5
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 27
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 21
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[10] 41
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[11] 13
France (SNEP)[12] 11
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 6
Italy (Musica e dischi)[15] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16] 35
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 4
Poland (LP3)[19] 27
Portugal (AFP)[20] 2
Spain (AFYVE)[21] 19
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25]
"High (Remix)"
44
US Billboard Hot 100[26] 42
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[27] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[28] 22
US Hot Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[29] 27

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[30] 75

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wish" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 9 no. 17. 25 April 1992. p. 3 (of PDF). Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  2. ^ "New Releases – Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 9 no. 11. 14 March 1992. p. 10. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  3. ^ Ellis, David; Embley, Jochan; Fletcher, Harry (18 April 2019). "The Cure's 15 greatest ever songs, from Boys Don't Cry to Lullaby". Evening Standard. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  4. ^ Flick, Larry (4 April 1992). "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 104 no. 14. p. 67. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  5. ^ Gallucci, Michael (26 October 2012). "Top 10 Cure Songs". Diffuser. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Australian-charts.com – The Cure – High". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "The Cure – High Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Cure – High" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Cure – High" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2158." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 9 no. 18. 2 May 1992. p. 37. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Cure – High" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Cure – High". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – The Cure". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 9 no. 18. 2 May 1992. p. 34. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 19, 1992" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cure – High" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – The Cure – High". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Notowanie nr532" (in Polish). LP3. 1 May 1992. Retrieved 28 February 2019. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  20. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 9 no. 23. 6 June 1992. p. 21. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  21. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cure – High". Singles Top 100.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Cure – High". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  25. ^ "The Cure: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "The Cure Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  27. ^ "The Cure Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  28. ^ "The Cure Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  29. ^ "The Cure Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  30. ^ "1992 Year-End Sales Charts" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 9 no. 51/52. 19 December 1992. p. 17. Retrieved 30 January 2020.

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